Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

LENTCAzT 40: Palm Sunday – “pause, take time to reflect”

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Today is Palm Sunday. Holy Week begins.
Examine your consciences and then…

GO TO CONFESSION!
These daily podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day,
I persevere in this daily project in thanks to my … Continue reading

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The Magisterium of Sophomores: another High School explosion

A little gift in time for World Youth Day.
Once again we have an example of the Magisterium of Sophomores.
Another ‘c’atholic High School blows up when they hear the truth about Catholic teaching.
Yah… I want to be part of a Church … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – the transforming example

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, once celebrated … Continue reading

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AUDIO Stations of the Cross: Benedict XVI, Bl. John Henry Newman, St. Alphonsus Liguori

Over the years I have made several audio versions of the Stations of the Cross.
For your convenience, here they are.

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ACTION ITEM! Support Our Lady of Hope Clinic!

I have an ACTION ITEM for you good readers. You have been generous to causes I have mentioned in the past.  Sometimes people have a hard time finding causes to support.  This is one of them that I admire.
I have written … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can priests determine not to distribute Communion under both kinds?

From a priest (extracted from a comment)…
QUAERITUR:
Are we priests canonically allowed to limit this practice [Communion under both kinds] to 2-3 times a year of our own authority? We are not taught in the seminary that we may make this decision. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Spilling the Precious Blood

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What should one do if the chalice containing the precious blood is dropped as it is passed to the communicant.
I hope that this is theoretical, only. As a seminarian I once saw this happen and people just blithely … Continue reading

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Cri de Coeur

I have been exchanging email with a friend about the horrific circus-like spectacle of the baptism of a baby in the custody of two lesbians in Argentina.
After some digressions, which happen, I received this (edited):
[...]
But Fr. Manelli and his Franciscans … Continue reading

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AUDIO: John 6

As we are in Passiontide, according to our traditional Roman calendar, and as I think about the reactions to a certain talk given by a certain Dominican sister, it occurred to me to review John 6.
As I reviewed John 6, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why do we call Eucharist “Bread” in Novus Ordo?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife who is to be received into the Church at the the Easter vigil (Deo gratias!) recently asked me why in the Novus Ordo Missae one of the options for the Memorial Acclamation is “When we eat … Continue reading

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